One guy at work just calls me “LANCE” now. Every time he sees me.
The other day five different people asked me if I’m following “The Tour” and if I think LANCE will win.
Three times in the last 2 weeks people have asked why I’m not riding in it. (There’s that small matter of having a pro contract with a Pro Tour team).
Those who know a little more ask how long I *could* last in the race. (depends: flat stage with no wind? windy stage? mountain stage?)
I know they mean well, and are actually showing a little interest in a fringe sport that not too many care about, except for LANCE.
The thing is though … I like being anonymous. So on those days when I sneak out for a long ride nobody at work is thinking that I’m out riding. Now they do. Damn you LANCE!